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The Black Community Crusade for Children

Written by Marian Wright Edelman on Thursday, 20 January 2011 19:49.

As our country remembers the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., new research conducted for the Children's Defense Fund has found the vast majority of America's Black community, seven in 10 adults, view these as "tough or very bad times" for Black children and many see poor Black youths falling further behind.

Kenneth Lumpkin Victim Of Discriminatory Sentencing Disparity Between Crack And Powder Cocaine

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 20 January 2011 17:32.

ACLU Files Commutation Petition On Behalf Of Man Serving Unjust Prison Sentence For Non-Violent Crime

Unjust Prison Sentence For Non-Violent CrimeNEW YORK ­ The American Civil Liberties Union and the Los Angeles-based law firm Caldwell Leslie and Proctor, PC today asked President Obama to commute the remaining sentence of Kenneth J. Lumpkin, a father of four serving the 15th year of an unjust 20-year prison sentence for a non-violent offense.

Martin Luther King Day of Service

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 14 January 2011 14:16.

Many may view the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. solely through the lens of civil rights. For the two of us, the centerpiece of his message is the power of service and volunteering to heal racial wounds and lead America into a new era of shared responsibility and equal opportunity. Much of Dr. King’s service message can be summed up in one of his most famous sayings: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others.”

African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration Increases Donation to Habitat for Humanity to $1 Million to Help Haiti Earthquake Relief

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 14 January 2011 13:37.

WASHINGTON – The African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration (AABMC) presented Habitat for Humanity International with a second grant of $500,000 in December to support the homebuilding ministry's recovery program in Haiti. The donation follows a previous gift given to the organization in June, bringing the AABMC's total contribution to Habitat to $1 million. The pledge was made and completed in one year.

GDN Music Feature: James Fortune and FIYA to Release 'I Believe: Live'

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 08 January 2011 14:07.

Kierra Sheard and William MurphyHouston, TX - For the last five years, James Fortune & FIYA have electrified the gospel world like Kirk Franklin did over 15 years ago. Like him, Fortune is more of a storyteller than a singer.

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